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العربية: علم العراق
Kurdî: Alaya Iraq
ܐܪܡܝܐ : ܐܬܐ ܕܥܝܪܐܩ
Türkmençe: Yrak baýdagy
Čeština: Irácká vlajka
Zazaki: Desmale Iraq
English: Flag of Iraq
Esperanto: Flago de Irako
Español: Bandera de Iraq
فارسی: پرچم عراق
Français : Drapeau de l'Irak
Nederlands: Vlag van Irak
Polski: Flaga Iraku
Русский: Флаг Ирака
Slovenščina: Zastava Iraka
Soomaaliga: Calanka Ciraaq
Türkçe: Irak bayrağı
Українська: Прапор Іраку
Date 22 January 2008 (current version); 31 July 1963 (original version).

Own work. This vector image and its matching construction sheet are based on the Government flag image shown at Several very small adjustments have been applied to improve symmetry, character alignment, and character spacing. Note that the flag image shown on the government web page (and referenced above) is very likely derived from a previous version of this Wikimedia file.

Flag of Iraq (construction sheet).svg

Author See File history below for details.
(Reusing this file)
Public domain
This work was first published in Iraq and is now in the public domain because its copyright protection has expired by virtue of the Law No. 3 of 1971 on Copyright, amended 2004 by Order No. 83, Amendment to the Copyright Law (details). The work meets one of the following criteria:
  • It is an anonymous work or pseudonymous work and 50 years have passed since the year of its publication
  • It is a work where the copyright holder is a legal entity or a work of applied art and 50 years have passed since the year of its publication
  • It is a photographic or cinematic work that is not compositive (artistic in nature) first published before 1 January 1999
  • It is work published in Iraq before 1 January 1954, and the author died before 1 January 1979
  • It is another kind of work, and 50 years have passed since the year of death of the author (or last-surviving author)
  • It is one of "collections of official documents, such as texts of international laws, regulations and agreements, judicial judgements and various official documents."
  • It is the work of a body corporate, public or private, published by January 1st, 1980 (Article 20, 1971 law).

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Copyright notes

Copyright notes
Per U.S. Circ. 38a, the following countries are not participants in the Berne Convention or Universal Copyright Convention and there is no presidential proclamation restoring U.S. copyright protection to works of these countries on the basis of reciprocal treatment of the works of U.S. nationals or domiciliaries:
  • East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Marshall Islands, Palau, Somalia, Somaliland, and South Sudan.

As such, works published by citizens of these countries in these countries are usually not subject to copyright protection outside of these countries. Hence, such works may be in the public domain in most other countries worldwide.


  • Works published in these countries by citizens or permanent residents of other countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention or any other treaty on copyright will still be protected in their home country and internationally as well as locally by local copyright law (if it exists).
  • Similarly, works published outside of these countries within 30 days of publication within these countries will also usually be subject to protection in the foreign country of publication. When works are subject to copyright outside of these countries, the term of such copyright protection may exceed the term of copyright inside them.
  • Unpublished works from these countries may be fully copyrighted.
  • A work from one of these countries may become copyrighted in the United States under the URAA if the work's home country enters a copyright treaty or agreement with the United States and the work is still under copyright in its home country.

Iraq has enacted Law No. 3 of 1971 on Copyright (Arabic) which came into force on 21 January 1971. Iraq has enacted Regulation No. 10 of 1985 on the National Committee for the Protection of Copyright (Arabic) which came into force on 2 September 1985. Iraq has enacted Order No. 83, Amendment to the Copyright Law (Arabic) (unofficial English (WIPO) translation) which came into force on 1 May 2004.
Note: As per Commons policy, this tag alone is not sufficient. You also need to supply a tag that describes why the work is public domain in its country of origin.
PD-icon.svg This work is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship.
Insignia This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. The use of such symbols is restricted in many countries. These restrictions are independent of the copyright status.
Other versions
System-search.svgSee also: en:Flag of Iraq.
Used colors:
     red rendered as RGB 205 017 037
     white rendered as RGB 255 255 255
     green rendered as RGB 000 123 061
     black rendered as RGB 000 000 000
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This vector image was created with a text editor.

It is easy to put a border around this flag image
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Interpretation of the colors

Scheme Textile colour
Red The Hashemite dynasty, bloody struggle for freedom.
White The Umayyad dynasty, bright and peaceful future.
Green The Islam, the takbīr (the phrase Allahu akbar, meaning "God is great" in Arabic)
Black The Abbasid dynasty,

Colours scheme: valid for iraqi flags 1963-present [1]

Red White Green Black
RGB 205/17/37 255/255/255 1/123/61 0/0/0
Hexadecimal #cd1125 #ffffff #017b3d #000000ff
CMYK 0/92/82/20 0/0/0/0 99/0/50/52 0/0/0/100


Flag of Iraq since 1963 although was modified in 2008 (the current version)

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22 January 2008


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current13:47, 30 November 2022Thumbnail for version as of 13:47, 30 November 2022900 × 600 (1 KB)MapGridReverted. There is a lot of value in having code that is readable to humans. Please do not remove title tags, tabs, and line feed characters just for the sake of saving a few bytes.
13:29, 30 November 2022Thumbnail for version as of 13:29, 30 November 2022900 × 600 (1 KB)VexilAlpacaSlight code reduction using SVGOMG
03:41, 13 February 2022Thumbnail for version as of 03:41, 13 February 2022900 × 600 (1 KB)MapGridSynced with File:Flag of Iraq (construction sheet).svg. Removed unnecessary matrices. Minor improvements to symmetry, character alignment, and characters spacing. Colours changed to match RGB values shown on government website.
17:24, 4 September 2020Thumbnail for version as of 17:24, 4 September 2020900 × 600 (3 KB)FDRMRZUSAFixed small imperfections. Re-optimized svg code before upload. No other changes.
15:42, 27 July 2019Thumbnail for version as of 15:42, 27 July 2019900 × 600 (2 KB)FDRMRZUSACorrected imperfections: centering script; flag margins. Optimized svg code. No other changes.
17:27, 4 January 2019Thumbnail for version as of 17:27, 4 January 2019900 × 600 (2 KB)FDRMRZUSAReduced size (compressed).
10:44, 4 January 2019Thumbnail for version as of 10:44, 4 January 2019900 × 600 (3 KB)Tcfc2349reduce size
20:26, 2 January 2019Thumbnail for version as of 20:26, 2 January 2019900 × 600 (5 KB)FDRMRZUSAHigher svg resolution (same proportion: 2:3) according other iraqi flags.
22:59, 1 December 2018Thumbnail for version as of 22:59, 1 December 2018414 × 276 (3 KB)Tcfc2349replaced
11:24, 2 December 2016Thumbnail for version as of 11:24, 2 December 2016411 × 274 (3 KB)Tcfc2349modified
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